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Engineering Geologist 1

Job Description:

Engineering Geologists 1 are engaged in performing and supervising geologic and geophysical field survey work which involves various types of analysis (including rock cores, soil and aggregate samples), data interpretation, reports and the preparation of geologic reports of findings. Engineering Geologists 1 may perform and evaluate hydrogeologic, groundwater, water supply, solid waste and hazardous waste disposal site investigations and programs. Incumbents assist in field and laboratory analysis of complex geological problems and supervise the operation and maintenance of geophysical and geological test and survey equipment. Incumbents may also at times assist in the preparation and review of the geotechnical aspects of engineering and environmental investigations, reports, studies and expert testimony.

Job Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree including 60 semester credit hours in the physical sciences and mathematics, at least 30 semester credits of which must be in geology, engineering geology, hydrogeology, geological engineering or geophysics. In addition, you must have had two years of professional experience in geology. A master's degree in geology, geophysics, engineering geology, geological engineering or hydrogeology may be substituted for one year of professional experience. Education must have been received at a regionally accredited college or university, or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable practices.


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Work Location:

The position of Engineering Geologist 1 exists in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at various locations.

Promotional Opportunities:

Promotional opportunities are available through competitive examination and satisfactory service.

Application Procedures:

The position of Engineering Geologist 1 is filled through the use of eligible lists resulting from a written examination administered by the Department of Civil Service. For additional information on Civil Service Examinations, see the links leaving DEC's website to "Civil Service Exam Announcements," "Civil Service Exam Notifications." and "Civil Service FAQs" on the right side of this page.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Is An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer